Gig Preview: Vuvuvultures, Box of Light, Horse Party – Open Norwich, 4 July 2013.

1 Jul

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So here we are, Monday morning; the calm before the coming Thursday storm of astounding live music. Our excitement has been building for months now and right now we’re getting a little bit silly. Frankly, come Thursday itself we wouldn’t be surprised if a little bit of wee came out we’re so giddy. Yes, this Thursday we make our debut appearance as gig promoters and we couldn’t have asked for a better band to headline our first ever show .

VVV_FLYER_smallRegular readers already know that we adore Vuvuvultures and those of you who live in and around Norwich will get to find out why at Open on Thursday. We’ve loved everything they’ve done so far and think they are one of the most compelling and charismatic live acts we’ve seen in recent years. So much so that, having seen them blow the roof off the Norwich Arts Centre last year as part of the John Peel Festival of New Music, we wanted them to come back to our fine city and tear it up again. They were keen, we were more than keen and so here we are, just days away from what promises to be an incendiary night of big presence, big sound and big tunes.

Their debut album, Push/Pull will be released on 29 July (it sounds fan-fucking-tastic by the way) and the band will be previewing new tracks at the show. As a taster they have stuck a new track online, the stonkingly grooveable “Steel Bones”.

Featuring a baseline that creeps around, tapping pressure points around your body to make you move and the kind of guitaring that tunes into your internal frequency and flicks it to ‘judder’, this first single from the album is quintessentially Vuvuvultures and we love it.

Following the path of predecessor “Stay Still” into slightly poppier territory than the VVV EP, it retains the foreboding and invigorating energy that has become their trademark. Drums pound, little electronic flourishes spark and ping around in the background and front and centre, as ever, is Harmony with her gorgeous vocals as the icing on a delicious electro-pop-rock cake.


Tickets are on sale now and cost a mere £5 advance, £7 on the door.

We have two support acts for you to enjoy as well.

Firstly there is the brand new and brilliant Box of Light, who will be playing their first EVER gig. They popped into BBC Norfolk Introducing over the weekend to play a couple of tracks. click here to listen to “The Island” (at 35.25) and “Just Begun” (46.45).

Also playing are the fantastic Horse Party, and you can listen to “Back To Mono” below.


Vuvuvultures debut album “Push/Pull” will be out via Energy Snake Records / Cadiz on 29 July. “Steel Bones” will be released on 15 July and as well as playing Norwich, they will also be touring the country. Dates below.

Vuvuvultures on tour.
June 29 – London – Hard Rock Calling Festival
July 04 – Norwich – Open
July 05 – Leek – Foxlowe Arts Centre
July 06 – Leamington Spa – Leamington LAMP
July 12 – York – Fibbers / DV8 Festival
July 13 – Middlesbrough – Empire
July 19 – BBC4 Loose Ends / Live Session
July 21 – Sheffield – Tramlines Festival / Dada
July 27 – London – Album Launch @ The Island
July 30 – London – Rough Trade East

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One Response to “Gig Preview: Vuvuvultures, Box of Light, Horse Party – Open Norwich, 4 July 2013.”

  1. Name not supplied October 31, 2013 at 14:33 #

    They are really good live

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